What’s the last kind thing you did for somebody? It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; even something small to brighten someone’s day will do! The National Random Acts of Kindness Day occurs every year on February 17th. The idea is to encourage people to be good to one another, not only on the 17th but all the time. Everyone knows gardens bring us joy; one of the neatest ideas we’ve seen in a while is a kindness victory garden!
The Evolving Victory Garden
Victory gardens aren’t new, but their purposes have evolved over the years. We initially planted them during the first and second world wars to boost morale and help with food and labor shortages. Fast forward several decades, and they began popping up again as a way to fight climate change.
While global warming is still a pressing issue, there’s also so much stress and negativity in today’s world. Stephanie Rose, author of The Regenerative Garden 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-sustaining Garden Ecosystem, offers excellent advice in her newest book. Why not bring joy to others with a bouquet of cut flowers? The best part is a kindness victory garden is good for the soul and the environment; two birds, one stone!
Sweet and Easy
When planning your gardens this year, Rose recommends dedicating a spot to cut flowers that you can offer as gifts. There’s a cut flower for every season so that you can spread joy throughout the year. How sweet is that?
Rose also suggests creating your garden with a mix of bulbs, perennials, and annuals for visual interest. Here are some of her recommendations:
- Bee Balm
- Sweet Pea
So what are you waiting for? Spread the love and make someone’s day brighter with beautiful cut flowers. Check out Rose’s book for more fantastic project ideas and information on regenerative gardening.